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Titel: Solar system voyage.
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Translation by Storm Dunlop of : Voyage dans le système solaire. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. 248 pp. Contents : A star lost in infinite space -- The Sun, our Star -- Mercury: baked by the heat of the Sun -- Venus: a vision of hell -- The Earth: the story of a living planet -- The Moon: setting foot on another world -- Mars: a trip to the desert planet -- Phobos and Deimos: pebbles in the sky -- Gaspra: our first asteroid -- Jupiter: planet of storms -- Shoemaker-Levy: timetable to collision -- Io: the volcano planet -- Europa, Ganymede, Callisto: terrae incognitae to explore -- Saturn: the Lord of the Rings -- Titan: an Earth in hibernation -- Enceladus and the worlds of ice -- Uranus: a recumbent giant -- Halley: the great traveller -- Neptune: the great blue sea -- Triton: volcanoes of ice -- Pluto and Charon: planets in limbo. Condition : as new. ISBN 0521807247[KEYWORDS: SCIENCE, astronomy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 241270
Inhaltsangabe: In the last few decades, the exploration of our solar system has revealed fascinating details about the worlds that lie beyond our Earth. This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system. After locating our planetary system in the Universe, Brunier describes the Sun and its planets, the large satellites, asteroids, and comets. Photographs and information taken from the latest space missions allow readers to experience spectacular scenes: the lunar plains scarred by asteroid impacts, the frozen deserts of Mars and Europa, the continuously erupting volcanoes of Io and the giant geysers of Triton, the rings of Saturn and the clouds of Venus and Titan, and the powerful crash of the comet Shoemaker-Levy into Jupiter. Inspired by the extraordinary photographs and incisive text, readers of Solar System Voyage will gain a greater appreciation of the hospitable planet we call home. Serge Brunier is chief editor of the journal Ciel et Espace, a photojournalist, and the author of many nonfiction books aimed at both specialists and the general public. His previous books include Space Odyssey (Cambridge, 2002), Glorious Eclipses with Jean-Pierre Luminet (Cambridge, 2000), and Majestic Universe (Cambridge, 1999).
Inhaltsangabe: This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system, describing the Sun and its planets, the large satellites, asteroids and comets. With photographs and information from recent space missions, the reader will discover the lunar plains scarred by asteroid impacts, the continuously erupting volcanoes of Io and the giant geysers of Triton; he will cross the rings of Saturn, and plunge into the clouds of Venus and Titan, to emerge with a greater appreciation of the hospitable planet we call home.
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